Ford Ranger Towing Capacity & Other Specs (2022 Guide)

The new 2022 Ford Ranger is in preorder at the moment. If you want to order it here, you can get your name on the list.

If you are just looking to see what the new Ranger offers, you’ve come to the right place.

This article will walk through some of the major towing specifications and available options for building and buying your own Ford Ranger.

The standard 2022 Ford Ranger towing capacity is 3500 lbs through the bumper. The max towing capacity of the 2022 Ford Ranger is 7500 lbs which can be achieved with the Trailer Tow Package.

Fortunately, the Ford Ranger is not too complex and going through the options and specs should take no time for you at all.

Continue reading to help you choose the right option for you.

*All information was taken either from Ford.com or the 2022 Ford Towing Guide.

Though I tried to make this information as accurate as possible, you should always check your manual or contact your local dealer to determine the appropriate towing capacity of your vehicle and necessary equipment.

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Ford Ranger Build Options

Trims

Unlike the Ford F150, the Ranger only comes in three different trim levels. These are the XL, XLT, and LARIAT.

The main differences between these trims are the cosmetic changes that can be made.

All trims come with the same engine.

There is the ability to add a Sport, Black, Chrome, STX, or Splash package but all of these are appearance packages.

The only package that affects the towing capacity is the Tremor package which is only available in the SuperCrew.

Cab Size

The Ford F series come in regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew cab options, but the Ranger only comes in SuperCab and SuperCrew.

Both of these models have two rows and two doors, but the SuperCab can only accommodate 4 passengers while the SuperCrew can hold 6.

Bed Size

There is no long bed option with the Ranger, but there is a 6ft and 5 ft bed.

The short, 5 ft bed comes on the SuperCab and the 6 ft bed comes equipped on the SuperCrew cabs.

Ford Ranger Towing Technology

BLIS with Trailer Coverage

BLIS stands for Blind Spot Information System which has the ability to alert a driver when there is a car in the blind spot, including the area beside a trailer (Ford).

Trailer Sway Control

The Ranger has a built-in detection system that can automatically reduce speed and adjust breaking in the event of rogue trailer sway (Ford).

You can eliminate the risk of trailer sway, however, by distributing weight appropriately in the trailer with a maximum 10% tongue weight (as recommended by Ford).

how is towing capacity calculated

Engine Specifications

There is only one type of engine available in the Ranger which is the 2.3 L EcoBoost engine with an automatic transmission.

There is a 4×2 and 4×4 version available.

This engine has a maximum hp of 270 and a torque of 310 lb.-ft.

For the 4×2 engines, the Ranger is expected to get 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

The 4×4 engines, as expected have worse fuel efficiency at 20 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway.

The Tremor package, however, has the worse performance at 19 mpg for both.

This will only get worse when a trailer is attached to the back of a Ranger.

Towing Capacity Ford Ranger 2022

Without any additional customizations, like the Trailer Tow Package, all 2022 Ford Rangers can tow 3500 lbs.

This is conventional towing through the bumper. Any more weight in a trailer requires the Tow Package.

Cab SizeBed SizeAxle RatioGCWR
(lbs)
Max Trailer WeightGVWR
(lbs)
Payload CapacityCurb Weight
(lbs)
SuperCab – 4×26 ft3.7386503500 lbs60501905 lbs4145
SuperCab – 4×46 ft3.738900 3500 lbs60501696 lbs4354
SuperCrew (Tremor)5 ft3.7390003500 lbs60501478 lbs4571
SuperCrew – 4×25 ft3.738750 3500 lbs60501818 lbs4232
SuperCrew – 4×45 ft3.739000 3500 lbs60502609 lbs4441
Towing Capacity of 2022 Ford Ranger

There is no documentation available that lists the GVWR to determine the payload capacity of the basic/standard Ranger.

However, this can be found on the vehicle certification label in the location shown below.

2016 Ford F150 label

Trailer Tow Package Towing and Payload Capacity

The Trailer Tow Package is a very simple towing package offered with the Ranger. This package does not provide any additional power to the vehicle to increase the towing capacity, but it does allow the truck to accommodate heavier loads.

It adds a trailer hitch and 4/7 pin connector system for proper attachment. With the Trailer Tow Package, all Rangers can tow up to 7500 lbs.

The GVWR of the Ranger with the Trailer Tow package is 6050 lbs and the payload ranges from 1478-1905 lbs.

Cab SizeBed SizeAxle RatioGCWR
(lbs)
Max Trailer WeightGVWR
(lbs)
Payload CapacityCurb Weight
SuperCab – 4×26 ft3.73121507500 lbs60501905 lbs4145 lbs
SuperCab – 4×46 ft3.7312400 7500 lbs6050 1696 lbs4354 lbs
Tremor SuperCrew5 ft3.7312500 7500 lbs6050 1478 lbs4571 lbs
SuperCrew – 4×25 ft3.7312250 7500 lbs6050 1818 lbs4232 lbs
SuperCrew – 4×45 ft3.7312500 7500 lbs6050 1609 lbs4441 lbs
Towing and Payload Capacity of 2022 Ford Ranger with Trailer Tow Package

2022 Ford Ranger Towing Capacities Chart from Ford.com

What can the Ford Ranger tow?

With a max capacity of 7500 lbs the Ford Ranger has pretty good towing capabilities and can tow many camper trailers, outdoor recreational vehicles (ATVs/motorbikes), and a wide range of boats.

The Ford Ranger without the Trailer Tow Package can still tow up to 3500 lbs which can accommodate some lightweight camper trailers and other smaller trailer objects and boats.

The key to knowing the actual amount you can tow is to use the GCWR calculation. This requires that you take into account many other factors such as cargo weight and passenger weight.

To make sure you are safely towing, check out How Towing Capacity is Calculated to find directions and a step-by-step guide to calculating the towing capacity at any given time (with a calculator).

Towing Capacity of Ford Ranger by year

YearTowing CapacityPayload Capacity
20213,500 – 7,500 lbs1,478 – 1,905 lbs
20213,500 – 7,500 lbs1,478 – 1,905 lbs
Towing Capacity of Ford Ranger by Year Chart

Looking for more details on the towing capacity of a particular year? Check out each article below.

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